Modern Warehouses are under pressure from the demands of online shopping and e-commerce. Meticulous planning is undertaken to ensure a smooth and efficient flow of goods through the process. The last thing a Manager needs is for this process to be held up in order to maintain the overhead lighting.
LED technology is now well established for general lighting and offers two key benefits to end users:
1. High light output with very low energy consumption.
2. Very long lifetime, dramatically reducing the need for maintenance down-time.
The combination of these benefits means a very short payback whether for refurbishment or brand new capital investments.
Here at Whitecroft Lighting we have a large R&D team dedicated to producing lighting solutions to harness the benefits of LED. Our systems include general lighting, emergency lighting and automated controls, typically based on daylight and occupancy.
The latest generation of the ‘Aerial’ range offers a fabricated steel body with a choice of wide, medium and high rack optics to suit mounting heights from 6 to 15m. Integral wireless controls can be used to create a number of individual or linked working zones, without the need for any additional cables. LED chips are high quality 4000K colour temperature with over 80 colour rendering index and maximum 3 MacAdam SDCM to limit any visible colour shift. The LED boards are manufactured in our in-house SMT facility ensuring cost and quality control is optimised. LED and driver lifetimes are in excess of 100,000 hours.
Aerial LED versions exceed the efficacy requirements for Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) claims meaning Tax can be reclaimed against the High Efficiency Lighting Unit (HELU) criteria. We are on the Energy Technology List (ETL) and also registered with the Carbon Trust.
Whitecroft can support with ECA claims and with Return on Investment (ROI) models. We have a 20 strong Lighting Application team trained in design and technical verification.
In addition to Aerial, other linear LED solutions include Harrier and ACL Industry which cater for lower heights whilst having different construction and technical parameters.
Where the lighting solution requires a single suspension point, for example where replacing a traditional circular High Bay, three ranges are available. Elevor is a simple low cost option whereas Powerbay and Selise High Bay offer a wider choice of light outputs, distribution patterns, IP ratings and even integral emergency facilities.
Please visit our website where the latest Industrial Lighting brochure can be downloaded or contact us to arrange a meeting with your local sales engineer.
Iain Wilkie is Product Manager for Industrial and Outdoor Lighting at Whitecroft Lighting Ltd.
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